propagule

noun
prop·a·gule | \ ˈprä-pə-ˌgyül \

Definition of propagule 

: a structure (such as a cutting, a seed, or a spore) that propagates a plant

First Known Use of propagule

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for propagule

New Latin propagulum, from Latin propages slip

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The first known use of propagule was in 1858

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